Rules

“The” left, “the” rights – where to find them?

A list of questions

Left and right – in the German Bundestag the location is not a problem. At least not with the seating order of the parties, if you look at it from the government bench. The Left Party has its place on the far left, the FDP on the far right. Half-left the SPD, half-right the CDU/CSU, in the middle the Grunen. This already looks neat.

But this appearance can be wearing, and who wants to guarantee that the parties will stick to the basic convictions in their policies, which have traditionally been "left" and "right" to be sorted? Maybe these are just relics from the past? The FDP sits on the right fringe, but it is not German national at the moment. Is there a free place in the German parliamentarism?

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Self-commitment vs. Legal claim

When it comes to money, morality is not sufficient protection

The explosion in the number of users of the Internet goes hand in hand with an ever-increasing commercialization of the services on offer. This may be regrettable in principle, but it will be difficult to stop this development. But in order for the Internet to become a functioning marketplace, some basic conditions must first be established. For economic transactions to take place at all, a minimum of mutual trust must exist between the transaction partners.

An important aspect here is the extent to which business processes have side effects for customers that they do not want. The use of secretly transmitted GUIDs (assignment of ID numbers by cursor images), with the help of which user profiles can be created by companies, has discredited the previous regulations, which – especially in the USA – are essentially based on self-commitments and certifications by supposedly independent testing authorities.